As a child I grew up with the mentality that wanting more than you currently have is wrong and that at all points you ought to be comfortable with where you are at the moment, this makes absolute sense if you ask me but there’s a flaw to this school of thought that I have come to realise over time by observation and personal experiences.
First let’s check how the dictionary defines the word “contentment”… According to the English dictionary it’s the happiness in one’s situation. Note! It said happiness, you could be happy with your job and still desire to explore more job opportunities with better pay and welfare.
You could be happy with your present level of intellect and knowledge about a certain subject matter but do you know all that there is to know? Are you up to date with the most recent trends?
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Let’s bring it home a little bit, how many of us have ever been shut up for wanting more than we currently are? You hear things like “Haan you better be grateful for what you have!” “If you get all of these what will other people get?” “You are being greedy”
While there is a balance to this note that in all your wanting to be better it should come from a heart of gratitude: Gratitude for where you are on your way to where you ought to be… There is an inherent nature in man that just wants to dominate and become better and grow, its how we’ve been wired by the creator.
It’s a pity that some people ignore that nature or are even unaware of it’s existence. You think what you are earning is the best you can earn? You think your impeccable diction is all that you can be or have? You think that current level is the best or what God has desired for you?
I THINK NOT!
The Lion Story
Read this book early this year, The Spirit of Leadership by Dr. Myles Munroe… there’s a story of a Lion and I’d read it to you.
Listen to the audio for the story from the book, or get yourself a copy here on Amazon.
Now, if the Lion was left alone, he would have continued being a sheep which he isn’t but as a result of the circumstances and situations just like you who is where you aren’t comfortable with or not satisfied with what you are earning and you have just learned to accept it.. Just like the Lion in our story.
Today, I am the other Lion calling you into the deep, a place of endless possibilities, a place of growth and development. A call to becoming all that you are… All that you were made to be.
In this jungle of growth are many challenges that may try to contend with your identity but nothing changes the fact that you are a Lion and you are meant to roar. Listen you have been a sheep for long enough but today I challenge you to say that life you have always dreamed of having enjoying is found in the Jungle.